Over my entire life of 40+ years we have experienced multiple drought years. My father and grandfather endured these regularly as well and I’m certain their fathers and grandfathers did as well. The drought year we experienced in 2021 and are currently enduring in early 2022 has been a real struggle. My grandfather and my … Continued
The ranch patriarch, Steve Sinton, speaks about the history of the ranch and the family while we show you a video tour of the ranch during this spring. This also shows our connection to the California Rangeland Trust, where we have a conservation easement to protect over 12,000 acres of the Avenales Ranch.
Each year our ranch is set ablaze with wildflowers. Our managed grazing techniques over the last 150 years has provided the ideal habitat for this phenomenon. Visitors to the ranch can travel along Shell Creek Rd., south of the small town of Shandon (pop. 1200) to find these blooms. In 2020 we estimate that we … Continued